Paria is a visual artist and social art practitioner and a member of the UNESCO RILA Affiliated Artist network. She studied BA (Hons)Textile Design from the University of Science & Culture in Tehran, Sculpture & Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art, and Master of Adult Education, Community Development & Youth Work at Glasgow University.
Her work revolves around cultural and political transfers and translocations, ideas of the contemporary human condition, cultural identity and political issues that result in an ambivalent coexistence of civilised life as well as conflict and displacement. Paria also examines the hybrid condition of our society and the processes of formation, performance, and representation of identity through a multidisciplinary praxis that often takes the shape of collaborative, participatory and socially engaged artworks.
In response to Covid-19 lockdowns, Paria Co-founded Distanced Assemblage, a collaborative art initiative focusing on community and socially engaged art practice. Distanced Assemblage responds to ideas of identity and representation; through meaningful participatory and collective engagement in creative thinking, it makes a positive impact in the long-term wellbeing and visibility of minority groups and promotes integration and diversity.